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Croydon rents fall as new housing “booms’

Croydon rents fall as new housing “booms’

Rental prices were reportedly fell across the UK last month, particularly in south east London, where Croydon stood out for the fastest falling rents in the capital. The research came from HomeLet, a company that collects references, for landlords. Martin Totty of Barbon Insurance, which owns HomeLet, said: “Croydon and some parts of Essex…

Controversial hotel’s bid approved for extension

Controversial hotel’s bid approved for extension

  A hotel has once again become the centre of controversy, after Croydon council approved it’s bid  to create an extension on the property. Despite it making headlines last year for hosting hundreds of asylum seekers with no prior consultation, Queens Hotel’s bid was accepted last Thursday. The hotel on…

Commuters furious about London Bridge chaos

Commuters furious about London Bridge chaos

The turmoil at London Bridge shows little sign of abating as  Lewisham MP, Heidi Alexander and commuters from across the capital,  raise concerns over safety at the overcrowded station. Changes made earlier this week, to the schedule of trains traveling through London Bridge, have done little to improve the disruptions…

Croydon councillor dies after battle against cancer

Croydon councillor dies after battle against cancer

Tributes have been paid to 57-year-old Selhurst Labour councillor Gerry Ryan, who lost his battle with cancer yesterday. Ryan had served the ward for more than 20 years and was re-elected last May. The Selhurst councillor leaves behind his wife and two sons. During the Croydon Central campaign election at the 2010…

Ambulance diversion causes grandmother’s death

Ambulance diversion causes grandmother’s death

Monica Lewis, a 57-year-old Croydon grandmother, died from a heart attack after an ambulance took more than an hour to reach her on Friday morning. Lewis, who suffered from epilepsy was having a severe fit when her partner Harry Smith, 73, phoned for emergency medical attention. Lewis had been classed…

Class A drug supplier sentenced to five years

Class A drug supplier sentenced to five years

A man has been sentenced to over five years in jail for supplying crack cocaine and heroin after police carried out dawn drug raids last December. Jason Kissi-Brown, 34, from Bromley, was sentenced to five years and four months at Croydon Crown court on Tuesday. Kissi-Brown pleaded guilty to three…

Palace reach for freedom as they take on Burnley

Palace reach for freedom as they take on Burnley

Alan Pardew is aiming to pick up his first away Premier League victory as his squad tackle Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday. Pardew won his first game in charge of Palace against Dover Athletic in the FA cup, and his first league game against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. Now…

Watch the shocking moment a man head-butts a Croydon bus driver who allegedly “made him stumble”

Watch the shocking moment a man head-butts a Croydon bus driver who allegedly “made him stumble”

Shocking CCTV footage of the moment a passenger head-butted a bus driver in Croydon was released on Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police are appealing for help from the public in identifying a man who they believe assaulted the bus driver in southwest Croydon in November last year. A passenger allegedly hunted…

BBC Apprentice finalist says: “push employability”

BBC Apprentice finalist says: “push employability”

An Apprentice runner-up has complained about lack of support for small business from Croydon council. Talking to the the Croydon Advertiser, the 25 year old Apprentice runner-up, Bianca Miller, complained that, last September,  she had been forced out of the premises in Sydenham rd where she launched her personal development business…

Croydon is “high priority trust” for inspection, watchdog says

Croydon is “high priority trust” for inspection, watchdog says

Croydon Health Services Trust has been labelled a “high priority” for inspection in the latest data from the Care Quality Commission, released in December. This, according to the health watchdog, means that there is a “likelihood that people may not be receiving safe, effective, high-quality care.” The result comes as…